Incom's customs: 6 inch Alpha ARC update
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Incom's customs: 6 inch Alpha ARC update

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Hi everyone, Incom here, hailing from the Netherlands! I've been customizing figures since early 2006, but have mainly worked on Star Wars themed projects. Since a year or two I've been branching out to other themes as well, though. And since I'm one of those guys that always vigorously start new projects, but finish them in quite a slow pace, I thought I'd set up a WIP thread right here at FR!

First up: Ulthane. Ulthane is a character from the Darksiders game, a favourite title on my PS3. I love the artwork by Joe Madureira and the overall look and feel of the game:

Here's a reference pic I'll almost completely base my custom figure on:



Using the body of a MU WW Hulk (awesome base figure!) and the legs of a MU Juggernaut, I quickly had the base to work with. After that, it's been all about adding Fixit. Lots of Fixit , as you can see in the pics below:



Posted by Incom
on Saturday, July 30, 2011
User Comments
Automatauntaun -
Sunday, August 31, 2014
More amazing ness.
Incom -
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Update on my 6 inch Alpha ARC. Sculpting on the upper body is almost complete. Then it's on to modifying the legs.






Figuring out how to create the range finder. I'll use a tiny piece of clear acrylic sheet in which I will fix a neodymium magnet. The magnet in the picture is too big, though, at 2x1mm. Ordered a bunch of 1x0.5mm magnets off eBay, which will be perfect.

Incom -
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I'm approaching a point where I start to burn through my 5+ year old Fixit Sculpt. Took me long enough, but I find myself choosing to sculpt details more often than kit bash parts of a figure together.

Here's a first look at a She-Ra I'm making for a dear friend of mine. Her husband already received that Wolverine I did some time ago and because she "happened" to be my 100th fan on Facebook, she gets a custom figure of her choosing. Let's just say I'm glad she didn't pick a Care Bear (another favourite cartoon of hers )

This She-Ra will be more of a fan fic version, based on a couple of drawings I found on Deviantart and such. I think I'll even go with the head of the base figure (Hope Summers) and paint her hair blond, instead of the well known long hair.



Automatauntaun -
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Love your stuff man! Keep it up
Incom -
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Here's another update on Quinlan Vos. Almost ready to paint him!






Update on Satele Shan. Got off to a bad start, but now she's coming along nicely:




And here's an WIP shot of sculpting the details on the 6 inch Alpha ARC trooper:

Incom -
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Finally a little update. Lots of things got in the way of customizing these past few months, but I'm back. Got some catching up to do on commissioned pieces, amongst which these two. I can only say thank you to my clients for their immeasurable patience.




Incom -
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Ah... the fun of adding new projects to the bench! New stuff in the works!

Grand Admiral Thrawn, based on 'digital' customs by fellow customizer DarthSinister. He used Photoshop, I use more traditional tools



Jedi Master Ven Zallow v4 (I guess I'm doing something right, since this is my fourth version and also my fourth commissioned version of this character):



Jedi Master Quinlan Vos, based on his looks as "Korto" Vos (his undercover alias in the Star Wars Republic comics):



Calvin and Hobbes. I've had this idea to make some sort of Joe-verse/Marvel-verse figures of the famous duo for a while now:



More pics can be found here:

Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/1124540582301 ... bout/p/pub
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrblackscustoms
Incom -
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Those two Jedi are en route to their new owners, Ven Zallow can already be seen in the showcase.

Working on Joeverse version of North, from Rise of the Guardians:

Automatauntaun -
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Amazing work
Incom -
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Here's an update on both Jedi. Almost done now







I'm also designing a not so common spacecraft from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. This ship was present during quite a few missions in the 90s PC game X-Wing and iirc in the X-Wing Alliance game as well. Anyway, I've always had a soft spot for this boxy ship and I felt now is the time to try my hand at scratch building it in 1/25 scale. For the design phase I will use Google Sketchup and so far I'm quite pleased with the result. Pretty cool to have found a Sketchup model of a Stormtrooper as well

One of the reference pictures:



Designing the torpedo bay/engine unit:





Many more pictures can be seen here: http://s740.photobucket.com/user/incoms ... 0DX9%20ITT


I plan on making this out of foamcore and styrene sheets. I might even look into building a just frame out of that and have the detailed panels printed in 3D.
Automatauntaun -
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Amazing man. Really amazing
Incom -
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Yeah, (tooth) brushes are great too

Not much time lately for customizing, but I did manage to continue on my two commissioned Jedi:

Rachi Sitra: soft goods an sculpted clothing. Sleeve test, which I will definitely need to redo. This really won't do




Ven Zallow: sculpted the belt and the chest belt. Placed magnets in the shoulder and shoulder pad. That way Ven can have his shoulder armour on with or without his cloak.



Automatauntaun -
Sunday, September 15, 2013
me too. I actually use a tooth brush for some base textures. But I am always curious to learn from others, you achaive such amazing textures and end results. I always look foreword to seeing your work and the process.
Incom -
Friday, September 13, 2013
Thanks man, I use all kinds of tools:

- brush handles
- "dentist" tools
- exacto knife
- tooth picks
- small screw drivers

But I'm really fond of my set of clay shapers (or paint shapers).
Automatauntaun -
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Your stuff is off the chain son.
Out of curiosity could you take a shot of your sculpting tools? What do you use?
Incom -
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Thanks. I really dig that full size skull mod to the ST helmet and immediately had to sit at my desk and start up a 3 3/4" figure of it.

As always, I've got more figures in the works, one of them being a Twi'lek Jedi Knight.

Earlier WIP pic:



Today's pic:

Darththomas -
Friday, August 30, 2013
Lovin that skull helmet..... Looks even more intimidating than the standard trooper!
Incom -
Friday, August 30, 2013
Progressing steadily on Ven Zallow. Sculpted the pelvic armour and constructed his lightsaber

Incom -
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Thanks guys. Been steadily building up Ven's armour, which is almost complete. Only need to sculpt some raised areas to the arms and sculpt the abdomen armour and belt.





Also started on yet another new project





Inspired by the Mexican 501st Skull Garrison: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 477&type=3
pock63 -
Thursday, August 15, 2013
You've got a tone of detail in the sculpt there!
Incom -
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Thanks, I'm glad the client specifically asked for this particular rendition of the character, instead of the ones I made before.
pock63 -
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
That's looking really cool!
Incom -
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Thanks so much guys, pretty happy with that hammer myself

Been busy with boring real life things, but now that summer vacation is at an end, I can get back to the cool stuff.

Here's a new commissioned figure I'm working on: Jedi Master Ven Zallow, version 3. The first two were also commissioned, so I guess I must be doing something right with this character





Reference pic:
Strangefate -
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The hammer came out really great!
Tarbosh -
Saturday, May 18, 2013
This is awesome! just awesome! Can't wait to see everything completed!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Friday, March 15, 2013
man I so love the custom and your progress. your customs made me buy the games, so epically done.
pock63 -
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Wow, I can't believe you made that from scratch! Great work
Incom -
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Finished building Ulthane's hammer. Scratch built using styrene, Fixit sculpt, chain and I will add a pair of gem beads after painting.



The Wiley-Barja Project -
Monday, March 4, 2013
nice work
Calvin's Custom -
Friday, March 1, 2013
Amazing custom!!!
Incom -
Friday, March 1, 2013
I received a pair of Zartans a few days ago, but unfortunately Zartan's hood turned out too small I went with EP1 Obi-Wan's cloak then. Cut off the hood, sanded down Arrow/Duke's head and I'm quite happy with the result. I started modifying his torso too.



And since I broke out the ol' Fixit, I picked up a few other projects again:




Incom -
Saturday, January 19, 2013
That's some great advice again, buddy, thanks! Will keep an eye out for that Zartan and I have that Duke in one of my bins.Thanks, man!
starwarsgeek -
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The only other thing I can see maybe working for the boots would be to get this Duke figure and just sculpt the pants around the top of the boots, because these boots are fairly thin and go up his calves a bit:



Or one of these Vipers, and do the same:

Incom -
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Yeah, I asked for input at Hisstank and Sector_15 nailed it with mentioning the Resolute 5-pack Cobra Trooper, but it's a removable vest on that figure. What I want to do is sand off the breast pockets, button line and belt and sculpt the details. Shouldn't be too hard. That Zartan hood looks great, thanks for the tip!

As for the boots and pants.... very hard to find a match. Lots of pants-tucked-inside-boots available, but always army style, you know. At least, what I could find. That's why I picked the SS legs and shoes.

So, I think I'd like to make the upper body as close to the real thing as possible, and will do the legs comletely different.
starwarsgeek -
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
How close to the reference are you going to get? Because from the looks of it... you need to do a LOT of sculpting to get those parts to look like that pic

For the hood, try and find a Resolute Zartan:



IMO one of the best hoods available, and my favorite. It's so versatile. With minimal modding you can do almost anything with it. This is what I used for my Azrael figure. As for the other parts, I know I've seen a figure that had boots very similar to that, just can't remember who... the arms you chose look good. Pants will definitely need to be modded/sculpted. The torso too, I don't think I've seen anything like that reference pic.
mnbks56 -
Monday, January 14, 2013
Love that show can't wait to see the end product,,, keep up the awesome craftsmanship!!!
Incom -
Monday, January 14, 2013
Here's my first shot (haha) at putting together a custom Oliver "Arrow" Queen figure:



First parts fitting and so far I'm pleased. Looking for another hood, though, maybe a POTJ Obi-Wan's will look better.

Here's a reference picture:

Incom -
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Er.... nope
crea-torX -
Sunday, January 13, 2013
any Ulthane updates yet?
Incom -
Friday, January 4, 2013
I thought I'd write down a list, so I can keep track of what I'm actually working on. Like many others, I can't stay focused on one project for a long time and I always end up starting new ones. So, here's what I've got cooking:

I've got the following in WIP status:
- Darksiders Ulthane and Death (Ulthane ready to be primed, if I can get his braid right, Death in sculpting stage)
- Speeder Bikes with Bikers (assembly stage)
- Old Republic Jedi (ready to be primed)
- Badass version of Tinkerbell (primed and ready to be painted)
- Trandoshan hunter and Wookiee adversary/mini dio (figures ready to be primed, diorama not started yet)
- Heavy Mandalorian (still sculpting)
- Afro Samurai project (still sculpting)
- Tekken's Eddie Gordo (parts assembly)
- Novoc Vevut's son (Ghes Orade) (parts assembly)
- SA Emperor's Royal Guard (working on softgoods)

Projects I'll start this year:
- customs bases on characters from the "Arrow" TV series
- X-Wing "then-and-now" museum display
- Luke vs. AT-ST (based on Marvel comics)
- Darksiders War
- Jedi vs. crab droid diorama
- Rise of the Guardians inspired "Santa" figure
- Masters of the Universe She-Ra for a friend of mine (already have the new Marvel Legends Hope Summers which I'll use for this)
- Transformers Bumblebee repaint (45th Anniversary Camaro edition)
- Magneto vs. Wolverine vignette/mini dio

Things I'm considering:
- Jawa transport using a Wall-E truck as a base vehicle
- Couple of Transformers repainted in WW2 deco (still looking for an affordable HFTD Highbrow!)
- Transformers Sideswipe vs. Sideways
- SW/Transformers crossover: Luke on Arcee (repainted in R2-D2 colours) (inspired by Packratstudios)
Incom -
Friday, January 4, 2013
Ah well, the other pair of wings worked out great. Had to fill the holes on the back with greenstuff though. Which in turned "solidified" her mid torso joint, which snapped when I tried to turn her upper body Good thing I have quite a few neodym magnets!

The pic is a sneak peek of what's to come. I've got a couple of excellent bikini and hot pants torso casts from fellow customizer Stocos on the way
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Thursday, December 27, 2012
looks great, sorry to hear about the wings. love the pic.
Incom -
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Thanks for the feedback guys. Tinkerbell's primed in black, but I had to replace the wings. The ones I used snapped off, so I took some articulated ones from another Geonosian figure.

Anyway, since I can't keep to one custom at a time, here's a very, very early mockup of what will eventually become a custom heavily based on the Rise of the Guardians character North (Santa):



I'm looking for a G.I. Joe 25th. Sgt. Bazooka body (without arms and head is fine), because the one you see here belongs to my Heavy Mandalorian
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
so awesome, I totally love the customs, they even inspired me to buy the darksider games. keep up the awesome work and the new BA tinkerbell.
Dravenheart -
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Very nice. I love that scythe. Dead on. Can't wait to see the final products. All look fantastic. Beautiful sculpting.
Incom -
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Hey guys, how's it been? Sorry for my absence! Haven't got much to show in terms of WIP shots and now I see that on nearly every site my links to my Facebook pictures are gone

So much for using FB for hotlinking to my pics then I'll use Photobucket instead again. Geez!

Anyway, recap of what's now missing from my previous posts...

Darksiders Death and Ulthane:













Very alternate version of Tinkerbell, working name "Tinkster":



I'll make sure to use PB links again, since that whole FB thing crapped out on me.
Incom -
Monday, July 23, 2012
Yeah, I love styrene, especially when I'm making geometrical shapes. I tried sculpting the little discs on the sides of the hammer, but I can't seem to be able to sculpt perfectly round shapes. So, I sliced of a few rings of styrene tubing, glued them in place and filled those with a bit of Fixit sculpt. Dent 'em a bit with the end of a brush and I got what I wanted. You'll see the result soon enough

Wish I had loads more days off from work, so I could really sit down and do some quality customizing time....
Automatauntaun -
Sunday, July 22, 2012
A styrne. I need to get that and plastruct tubing. Anyway, it's all super amazing.
Incom -
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Thanks guys, and I will make a second scythe for Death. Apparently, Death can wield a possessed scythe as well, which is basically an ├╝ber scythe, its blade laced with skulls and such

Countpichula, the hammer is mostly styrene, but the grip and rings were sculpted. I used my exacto knife to carve the dents and scratches on the hammer
Automatauntaun -
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Every thing looks sick, I'm jelouse of your sculpting talent if that hammer is all sculpt.
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